When Do You Declare a Revitalization a Success?

March 7, 2019
Episode #83
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As some point, successful revitalization turns into church growth when the turnaround is complete. Today we discuss markers you may see along your revitalization path.

Some highlights from today’s episode:

  • Knowing the health of your church when you “start” a revitalization is important to be able to measure progress.
  • Would your community miss your church if the church closed tomorrow?
  • Highly evangelistic churches are typically healthy churches.
  • Churches that are actually being revitalized will show signs of success in revitalization.

The seven signs that we discuss are:

  1. When the DNA and attitude of the church has a definite and positive change
  2. When the community embraces the church
  3. When attendance declines have reversed or slowed
  4. When the church begins to get new and positive members to replace malcontents who left the church
  5. When at least one of ten of your active adults shares his or her faith on a regular basis
  6. When prayer becomes a priority in the church
  7. When there are fewer meetings for more ministry

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Biblical Worship is the foundation for church revitalization. Biblical worship leads us to listen to Jesus and in listening to Him he will reveal His plan is for his church. The North American mission board is pleased to present a revitalization worship summit August 26 and 27 at the North American Mission Board in Alpharetta Georgia. Leading the Summit will be Thom Rainer , Mike Harland the director LifeWay worship, Jared Wilson from Midwestern Baptist seminary Along with guest musical artist Andrew Peterson. This summit will feature main conference sessions and specialized breakouts focused on the needs of  churches in need of revitalization and those with limited resources for worship. Registration is limited to 300 so register early the entire cost for this conference is only $35 To register, visit ChurchReplanters.com.

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